Non-birth control policy- Kerala

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  • Geography non-birth control policy- Kerala, India
    • Started in 1952 and focused on social changes
    • Policy summary
      • Improving education standards
      • Treating girls equally to boys
      • Adult literacy classes
      • Educating to understand benefits of smaller families
      • Reducing infant mortality
      • Giving vaccinations to improve child health
      • Providing free contraception and advice
      • Encourage a higher age of marriage
      • Allowing maternity leave for only first two children
      • Providing extra retirement for smaller familes
      • Introduce a land reform programme
        • Each family given 8ha which is enough to feed a family with two children
    • How successful has it been
      • GDP/capita $
        • Kerala: 2,950
        • India: 460
      • Adult literacy rate
        • Kerala: 91
        • 58
      • Life expectancy
        • Kerala: 71
        • India: 64
      • Infant mortality
        • India: 65
        • Kerala: 12
      • Fertility rate
        • Kerala: 1.8
        • India: 3.1

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